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Cosy cottage in delightful gardens with use of indoor pool and tennis court.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Cottage, Sherford, South Devon - The Perfect Place to Unwind in the Heart of the South Hams

Daisy Cottage is a lovingly presented, stone built reverse-level, 3-bedroom 2-bathroom holiday cottage with full gas central heating, wifi and satellite TV. With its own delightful south-facing terrace with enchanting views and bbq facilities, Daisy provides the ideal self-catering base for a relaxing family holiday. The cottage is located at Stancombe Manor in the delightful South Hams area of south Devon known for its green, rolling countryside, outstanding coastline, superb sailing waters and family-friendly beaches (the nearest being only a few minutes drive away). The superb leisure facilities at the Manor available to visitors to Daisy Cottage include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, wood-panelled full size snooker room, pitch and putt golf, children's play area and a games room with pool and table tennis tables. Stancombe Manor, with its manicured gardens and grounds, lies in a secluded, sunlit valley close to the head of the Salcombe Estuary near the village of Sherford, with its 13th century church and thatched cottages. There are several wonderful pubs within easy each and the bakery/general stores at nearby Frogmore caters for daily needs. Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum two).

Karin Moncrieff
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Karin Moncrieff

Karin and David Moncrieff live in the Weald of Kent; they have two grown-up children. Karin is a charity fundraiser and David a media consultant. David spent many years working at VisitBritain, the government's tourism agency.

Karin Moncrieff purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Karin Moncrieff chose South Hams

David spent his childhood holidays in the South Hams area of Devon - so when we decided to buy a holiday cottage there was nowhere else to look! As soon as we saw Stancombe Manor nestling in its sunlit valley only a stone's throw from the Kingsbridge Estuary we knew it was 'our place'. Our happiest times with family and friends have been spent at Daisy Cottage. With the pool, the tennis court and the games room the kids were always fully occupied - even in bad weather. Nowadays both Catherine and Jamie (23 and 22 years old) return to the cottage independently with their own friends - a testament to the golden memories they have built in this enchanted place,

What makes this cottage unique

Situated in the upper part of the Stancombe grounds, Daisy Cottage has it's own private, south-facing terrace. Conveniently close to the tennis court and the children's play area, many visitors have said we have the best position at the Manor.


Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with bath and over bath shower. Family bathroom on lower ground floor with separate shower and bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 (lower ground floor) with twin beds. Bedroom 3 (lower ground floor) with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This cottage is great for families, but is equally well suited for adult groups wanting to get away for walking or other outdoor activities, such as golf or fishing. Short breaks are welcome outside main school holidays. Outside: Directly outside is a private dining terrace. Guests are also welcome to use the extensive grounds of the Manor which are shared with other guests. There is a barbecue adjacent to the cottage. The shared swimming pool is indoor and fully heated. It has changing rooms, a deep end with enough depth for diving, a sauna and shower. The tennis court is just below Daisy Cottage. The pitch and putt golf and the children's play area are nearby. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Chest freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning and bedlinen inclusive within price, but no towels provided (please bring bath and swimming towels)


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There are many beaches in the South Hams area and it is worth exploring to find your own preference, depending on whether you prefer sand or shingle, small coves or large beaches, etc. Choices range from Bantham (great for surfing, sandy - 20 mins), the huge stretch from Torcross along Slapton Leys (shingle - 5 mins), Hope Cove (small, sandy - 15 mins) and Blackpool Sands (beautiful clean water sports - 20 mins). The splendid South West Coastal path can be accessed throughout the area.


Nearest airports are Exeter (38 miles) or Plymouth (20 miles). Plymouth of course also has ferry terminals to France/Spain. Nearest railway is Totnes (14 miles) with inter city links to London Paddington. Motorway connections to midlands via M5 or south east/central via M4 or A303 and then on the Devon Expressway (A38). It is essential to have the use of a car at this location.


Sherford half a mile, and within a mile there is Frogmore at the end of the estuary with a pub and bakery (fresh bread every morning!). Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Thurlestone, Dartmouth and Totnes and villages in between are all extremely accessible and within easy reach.

Further Details:

As far as eating out, there is lots to choose from. Our own personal favourites are The Sloop at Bantham (good pub food in convivial surroundings), The Cricket Inn at Beesands (excellent food, especially fish) and the Village Inn at Thurlestone (cosy). The Crabshell at Kingsbridge (sit outside and look over the estuary). The little village of Southpool only a couple of miles from Frogmore is an archetypal Devon village and with a creekside setting – excellent pub called the Millbrook, too. For a real splurge do try the Tower at Slapton – well worth it! Or if you really want to treat yourself we would thoroughly recommend Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, a delightful manor house hotel about 8 minutes drive from Stancombe (tel: 01548 853055) where the set dinner is about £30 - or you can have a cream tea on the terrace there and play croquet on the lawn! Just up the road from Stancombe at East Allington is the Fortescue Arms – a lovely cosy village pub catering well for families as well as delicious a la carte meals (tel: 01548 521215). In Salcombe, there are any number of really good places to eat overlooking the water and it is just a matter of wondering around and seeing what appeals. Further along from Salcombe, the South Sands Hotel is a great treat for lunch or dinner. There is a very good Chinese takeaway in Kingsbridge which delivers to Stancombe, there is also a pizza delivery restaurant. The best cream tea in the area (in our opinion!) is at the Thurlestone Hotel – to be combined with a brisk walk along the cliffs! Recently added for cream tea or light lunch/supper combined with a coastal walk is Gara Rock - absolutely stunning panoramic view from restaurant/cafe. For grocery shopping, there is Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets in Kingsbridge, as well as a fantastic local shop (Ashbys) which sell a wide range of locally sourced foods. Tesco does deliver.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking with completed booking form; balance one month before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak season, but flexible outside main school holidays when short breaks are available.

Notes on prices:
Late availability special offers often made outside peak holiday times - please contact to discuss.

Short breaks available too outside main season (minimum stay is three nights). Please see details on our main website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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